Fr. Britto's Blog


The Crosses in our Lives

It is no exaggeration to claim that in recent memory humanity has not seen as much suffering as we are undergoing right now. This pandemic has not only disrupted our lives. It has also destroyed lives and livelihoods. People have died alone and the virus has caused untold misery to millions around the world. In the midst of such pain and suffering, someone may ask, “Why does God permit this? Is there any value to this suffering?” In order to respond to these questions, we need to turn to the Cross.

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Our Baptismal Call

The Baptism of the Lord ushers in the closure of the Christmas season and we step into Ordinary Time. With all our attention on Christmas and New Year’s, we can easily overlook the significance of the Baptism of Our Lord. The Lord’s baptism was a crucial moment in the life of Jesus, and it also has serious implications for us, the baptized.

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Grateful and Hopeful

Christmas is over and we are completing the first full week of the new year. As we move forward, our hearts are filled with questions: What will this year be like? Will it be better than the last one? How should I enter into this new chunk of time that God gives me? What attitudes should I bring?

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Who is Fr. Britto?

Born in India to deeply-committed Catholic parents, Fr Britto is one of seven children. He joined the Salesians of Don Bosco as a young man and was ordained a priest in 1981.

After he completed his priestly formation and his early education in India, he came to the US for his graduate degree in Journalism at...Read more...

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